Meet Chalk & Apples

My name is Kristen, and I'm the face behind Chalk & Apples! I am currently headed into my 9th year teaching, 7 of which were in fifth grade. I love teaching my "big kids" and am so glad I've been able to teach the same grade so long! I am headed off on a brand new adventure next year, because I am moving to FOURTH grade. I am so excited about this opportunity to learn and grow as a professional as my school moves into a brand new, 21st-century building this year!

I'm originally from a small town in South Carolina. The Army has my family in Clarksville, TN these days, where I live with my husband and our adorable Little Apple. We have found a home here, and plan to stay after my husband retires. 

Being in an Army town, and teaching on the installation, every single one of my students is an Army kid. I am amazed on a daily basis at how strong and resilient they are through all of the trials of Army family life. I truly feel called to teach these specific kids, and it is such a blessing to have a position exactly where I feel that I belong!

I opened my TeachersPayTeachers store in the summer of 2012, right after my son was born, and it has been a growing passion of mine ever since. I tend to create things I need for my own classroom as well as classroom decorations. My passions are pretty apparent in my store: getting organized, teaching vocabulary, and making math fun. 


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